FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 -- If you have diabetes and live in rural America, the closest specialist may be hours away. But new research shows that effective help may be as close as your phone.
The study found that a six-month telehealth program led to a significant drop in blood sugar levels. Participants had an average A1C level of 9.25% at the study's start and an average of 7.89% at the end. That benefit was maintained a year after the study ended.
TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 -- With U.S. coronavirus cases now past 2 million, a new report finds that COVID-19 is much more lethal for Americans with underlying health issues -- illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes or lung ailments.
In fact, "deaths were 12 times higher among patients with reported underlying conditions," compared to healthy individuals, according to an analysis of more than 1.3 million cases of COVID-19 reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by May 30.
FRIDAY, May 1, 2020 -- An Australian study has good news for people with type 2 diabetes -- fewer people with diabetes are having heart attacks and strokes compared to 20 years ago.
Heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications have declined in the general population, too. But the decreases among people with diabetes have outpaced those for the general population, the researchers said.